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molliefan09 01-17-2010 06:11 PM

New fish!!
 
well...for a little while i thought my dreams of a lake malawi mnuba tank were out the window...since then the dream at been reinflated and i got 2 new fish to add with my already 2 albino zebras!! I got 2 Acei!!! Im so excited...they are very pretty fish!! they are currently in QT and i cant wait to introduce then to the main display tank

rrcoolj 01-17-2010 07:12 PM

Congrats! Acei are a great fish! They are a bit calmer than other mbunas and tend to stay in the middle and top region of the aquarium. I would increase the number of acei to 3 or 4 because they like to be with eahother. I would also add one more albino zebra. Add another species of mbuna too. You want to overstock that tank plus it won't look bad either.

molliefan09 01-17-2010 07:20 PM

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yeah i plan on getting more...these guys where such a good steal....practically free!! here are some pics....sorry so large...

jeaninel 01-17-2010 07:22 PM

It's always fun getting new fish. I just moved my Congo tetras out of QT and into the 55 with the others. Today I bought 3 more Tiger barbs (they're now in the QT), some ghost shrimp for the guppy tank and a new plant (anubias barteri) for the angel tank. It's been dreary and rainy all day so I thought it'd be a good day to stay inside and tinker with my tanks.

Got any pics of the new fish?

molliefan09 01-17-2010 07:28 PM

we must have posted at the same time...pics are above your post lol....yes even when it isnt rainy and dreary it is ALWAYS a good day to tinker with tanks lol

rrcoolj 01-18-2010 06:47 AM

Gorgeous acei! You should be very proud and they look quite large. How big are they?

molliefan09 01-18-2010 09:18 AM

im pretty sure they are full grown... they are about 6 inches

fryup 01-18-2010 09:45 AM

iv never haer of these fish befor, it must be something thats less common over here in england but i quite like them there cool looking :):):)......nice colour...:)

molliefan09 01-18-2010 09:48 AM

i dont see them quite as often here either...now that i think about it....hm....Thank you for your compliments!! the pictures dont show it very well but they are a VERY pretty purple

Teammuir1 01-18-2010 10:20 AM

Those are very nice looking.. Healthy too it seems...
I just purchased 2 from my local fish store and one
actually didnt do well.. mine are much smaller and now I have
one lonely one I went back to the fish store yesturday... and I
took the slightly thawed out fish with me....... and they would
not take him back and credit me with another one until I brought
them a WATER SAMPLE... ( I WAS PISSED)
this is a store were I have spent alot of money in the last year...
I will be going back in there today... provided the man that owens
the place is there...
HAVE you all ever heard of such a thing to return a fish....
HELL.. man I have several established tanks... who to say
I take them a sample of my Cichlid Show tank that has been running now for
a year.. and breeding fish left and right.. WHOS to say I dont just take them
a sample of some one elses water that I know is GOOD... this is rediculious..
BUT I DEGRESS.....
VERY NICE LOOKING FISH .. you should be PROUD to have such mature ones
they are outstanding.. and I bet the COLOR is more empressive in person....
Be sure to feed them GOOD QUALITY FOOD.. so there color will POP.....
I hear SPECTRUM .. does wonders for Cichlid COLOR......

thanks for letting me vent on your thread...( lol)
Ron


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